[Rd] R Bug: write.table for matrix of more than 2, 147, 483, 648 elements

Serguei Sokol sokol at insa-toulouse.fr
Thu Apr 19 13:29:54 CEST 2018

Le 19/04/2018 à 12:15, Tomas Kalibera a écrit :
> On 04/19/2018 11:47 AM, Serguei Sokol wrote:

>> replace
>>     tmp = EncodeElement2(x, i + j*nr, quote_col[j], qmethod,
>>                     &strBuf, sdec);
>> by
>>     tmp = EncodeElement2(VECTOR_ELT(x, (R_xlen_t)i + j*nr), 0, 
>> quote_col[j], qmethod,
>>                     &strBuf, sdec);
> Unfortunately we can't do that, x is a matrix of an atomic vector 
> type. VECTOR_ELT is taking elements of a generic vector, so it cannot 
> be applied to "x". But even if we extracted a single element from "x" 
> (e.g. via a type-switch etc), we would not be able to pass it to 
> EncodeElement0 which expects a full atomic vector (that is, including 
> its header). Instead we would have to call functions like 
> EncodeInteger, EncodeReal0, etc on the individual elements. Which is 
> then the same as changing EncodeElement0 or implementing a new version 
> of it. This does not seem that hard to fix, just is not as trivial as 
> changing the cast..

Thanks Tomas for this detailed explanation.

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